[swift-evolution] protocol-oriented integers (take 2)

Jay Abbott jay at abbott.me.uk
Mon Jan 16 20:25:38 CST 2017

I barely understand any of this thread, so these might be silly questions,
or based on a total misunderstanding the goals here, but it seems to be
about: a) clever/advanced mathsy things; b) naming things; and c) the
standard library... my questions are:

Do specialised clever advanced mathsy libraries all work exactly the same,
or do they have slightly different behaviours or conventions or semantics
in different fields of study?

Is the the goal here to define a common/shared sub-set of specialised maths
libraries, but in the standard library? Would that be useful by itself?

Could it be possible that "naming things" in the standard library would
trample all over possible uses in external libraries, making it harder
rather than easier for specialised maths libraries to construct their
interfaces in a non-confusing way?

On Tue, 17 Jan 2017 at 01:39 Dave Abrahams via swift-evolution <
swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:

> on Mon Jan 16 2017, Xiaodi Wu <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> > Strideable? I didn't think Strideable itself was going away. I'd be sad
> if
> > it did; for one, all the Unsafe*Pointers are Strideable and that has its
> > uses.
> Nobody's proposing to remove Strideable.
> --
> -Dave
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